Can vegan cookies ever taste good?
Why yes, yes they can.
“But… vegan, really?! No eggs, no butter??” you may ask incredulously. “How? Why?”
Stop stuttering and just bake a batch of these cookies. Because I did, and shared them with my animal product-loving friends and they all actually really liked it.
It’s a very basic recipe: basically a flourless peanut butter cookie (I make a lot of these types of cookies), with mashed bananas as a filler, and oatmeal to make it healthy (yes, I believe if it has oatmeal then it is healthy), and dark chocolate chips to make it… sublime.
Oatmeal Banana Peanut Butter Cookies
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup peanut butter (I used Justin’s chocolate peanut butter)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 small bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup bittersweet chocolate mini chunks
Preheat the oven to 350. Combine all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl. (The dough will be mushy but don’t worry – they will bake into brownie-like cookies.) Make golf ball sized rounds and place evenly on a cookie sheet Bake for 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely and enjoy!
These cookies are moist and a little crumbly, with an almost brownie-like texture. The peanut butter and banana flavors are not overpowering, and compliments the chewy oatmeal very nicely. They also get plus points from me because they are so simple to make! You won’t miss the eggs or the flour or the butter because they’re still very chocolate-y.
Do you have a flourless cookie recipe you want to share with me? Let me know if you bake these!